Like I said, i had gone to my husband's cousin's wedding in India. Sure enough, I begged her to let me do her make-up and got to play dress up (my parents never got me a barbie while growing up, hence my dressing-up issues). Here is the breakdown from the reception. Hope you like it.
- MAC 187 brush for foundation
- MAC 129 brush for powder and blush
- Scott Barnes angled blush brush for contouring
- MAC 239 brush to pat on shadow
- MAC 217 brush to blend in concealor
- MAC 219 brush to smudge shadow and liner
- MAC 222 brush for crease and highlight work
- Illamasqua Satin primer
- Dior Forever foundation
- MAC MSF in dark
- MAC Fix + (optional)
- YSL Touche Eclat in #3
- MUFE Full Cover Concealor
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance as primer
- MAC Girlie eye shadow
- MAC Woodwinked eye shadow
- MAC Rice Paper eyeshadow
- MAC Knight Divine eyeshadow
- MUFE Aqua Liner in Matte Black
- L'Oreal Lineur Intense in black
- Chanel Inimitable waterproof mascara
- Ardell Demi Wispies false lashes
- MAC Sunbasque blush
- MAC Dollymix blush
- Clinique Root Beer lip liner
- Chanel Orientale lipstick smudged on lightly
- Chanel Aqualumiere gloss in Glass Quartz
With the MAC 187 brush, stipple Dior Forever foundation on the skin and buff it into your skin in circles. I love this technique especially with this foundation because it looks flawless in photos and in real.
Dot concealor where you need it (around the lips, on the sides of the nose, under the eyes, etc.) and blend it out with the MAC 217 brush.
Set the foundation with the MAC MSF with the MAC 129 brush.
Apply YSL Touche Eclat to the under eyes, on the brow bone, on top of your cheekbones, on the cupid's bow, and the sides of the mouth. Blend it out with the MAC 217 brush.
Prime eyes with Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Apply MAC Girlie eye shadow all over the lid to slightly over the crease with the MAC 239 brush.
Define the crease with MAC Woodwinked shadow using the MAC 222 brush. With the same brush, slightly define the outer edge of the crease with MAC Knight Divine. With the MAC 219 brush, gently line the entire lower lash line with the Woodwinked shadow.
Line the top lash line with L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner. Start at the very inner lash line and thicken it as you get to the outer corner. The line should be of medium thickness and should stop at the outer corners as it is not extended. Rim your bottom waterline with MUFE Aqua Liner in Matte Black.
Apply two coats of Chanel Inimitable mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Then, add drama with a full strip of Ardell Demi Wispies.
Apply MAC Sunbasque along the cheekbone towards the temple with the Scott Barnes angled blush brush. You're defining the actual cheekbone and not the lower part as much. Using the MAC 129 brush, make your cheeks pop with MAC Dollymix blush on the apples of the cheeks. Remember, the blush has to be light because otherwise it will overpower the eyes. Make sure the blushes are blended properly.
Outline lips with Clinique Root Beer lip liner and blend it out. Dab your fingers into the Chanel Orientale lipstick and stain the lips with it. You don't want overwhelming colour, just a light tint. Then, top it off with Chanel Aqualumiere gloss in Glass Quartz.